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#SaveMySeat Campaign

#SaveMySeat Campaign

3 min read
We’ve launched the #SaveMySeat campaign to help customers understand that when a local indie asks you for a small deposit on booking it’s simply their way of safeguarding their business and protecting their future.

Looking after your team

Looking after your team

6 min read
Whilst we look forward to what we hope will be the busiest summer on record for most we should also be thinking about how we can show our appreciation to our teams and avoid burnout.

What is Natasha’s law

What is Natasha’s law

8 min read
The UK Food Information Amendment, which is also known as Natasha’s Law, comes into effect from October 2021. Here’s how it will affect your food business.

Five steps for a food-safe festive period

Five steps for a food-safe festive period

12 min read
If you’re a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, hotel, or any other type of food and drink businesses, you’re about to enter one of your busiest times of the year. Unfortunately, that also means you’re about to enter one of your highest-risk periods as well.

Thyme (Oxton)

Thyme (Oxton)

8 min read
Thyme in Oxton is all about independent business, local produce, super customer service and happy staff – Sean, the GM tells us more.

Organico

Organico

8 min read
We caught up with Otto, Co-Founder of Organico on Bold Street who told us all about the healthy new offering in place there.

La Famiglia

La Famiglia

11 min read
We spoke with Giuseppe, Co-Founder of La Famiglia Italian restaurant in liverpool City Centre about his vision for the business.

VietNom

VietNom

7 min read
We spoke with Mel, Co-Founder of Vietnamese restaurant Vietnom in Liverpool, about food, life, business and a culture.

Carlisi

Carlisi

6 min read
Carlisi is an authentic taste of Sicily, in the heart of Liverpool. We spoke to Alessio about his business and managing Covid-19.

Founders don’t get breaks.

Founders don’t get breaks.

9 min read
That’s what I told myself, but is it the best way to manage a business? Last week I took my first real break from the business, here’s what happened.

Turncoat

Turncoat

7 min read
We sat with Terry, our client and owner of Turncoat Gin Distillery to talk about the new Turncoat Gin Bar opened this month at the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool.

What to include in induction training

What to include in induction training

5 min read
Unfamiliarity increases health and safety risk. Broadly speaking there are two ways in which an employee can be unfamiliar. The first is an unfamiliarity with an environment or space, the second is an unfamiliarity with a role or task.

Client focus – Maray

Client focus – Maray

8 min read
Named after Le Marais, a vibrant neighbourhood located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, Maray brings a tasteful piece of Parisian culture to the people of Liverpool.

What is employers liability insurance?

What is employers liability insurance?

6 min read
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. This means you must put in place reasonable steps to prevent them getting injured or ill, but you must also put steps in place for them to to be protected if they do sustain an injury or illness – an injury or illness which is the liability of work they’ve undertaken for your business.

Who needs health and safety training and when?

Who needs health and safety training and when?

8 min read
Providing health and safety training in the workplace is one of the must-do actions placed on employers by health and safety law and it’s no wonder really, as correct training has been proven to have one of the biggest impacts on increasing health and safety performance in the workplace.

5 steps of a Risk Assessment

5 steps of a Risk Assessment

7 min read
A large part of managing the health and safety of your business is controlling the risks in your workplace. This is one the activities which is a must-do – health and safety law does require it and it does by way of a risk assessment.